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kids exercise. city kids don't, for the most part. there have been interesting studies, for example, done comparing physical activity levels in inner city kids compared with suburban kids and one of the things you find is that... inner city kids may do very well on things like push-ups, sit-ups and less well in running and aerobic type of activities. and the investigators discovered that the reason that that had happened was because in this particular study which had been done in a large city that coaches didn't let the kids during p.e., that they had, they didn't let them go out on the playground because the playground was dangerous. p.e. was inside and so the activities that they did was a lot of calisthenics, sit-ups, push-ups, things like that. catherine parrish: i hear lots of stories when i see these kids for check-ups, and many of them are overweight, about how, "i'd like to play a sport but my school doesn't have that." "i can't get to the program. it's on the other side of town." "it's not safe to ride a bike in my neighborhood." "i can't... my bike got stolen. i haven't be
of driving crowded city streets, meeting deadlines, paying bills, ggling the many obligations and activities in our lives. you may be expected to work 60 or 70 hours a week, and you're trying to balance home life with work life and being a parent and all these different social and cultural roles. and those are stressors, i think, that throughout the centuries people have felt, relative to their own time frame. gail wyatt: we need to appreciate, it's not just adults who are stressed. kids have a lot of pressure on them, to do their homework, to have friends, to make friends, to-- you know, connect in so many different ways, to participate in extracurricular activities, to do well, to be what their parents want them to be, lots of stressors. a certain amount of stress is necessary for life. deborah khoshaba: on a moment-to-moment basis, our body is always in the process of gauging how much arousal we need to function. okay? see, right now as i'm speaking, my sympathetic nervous system is on, and although i don't feel anxiety, i do feel a certain amount of arousal. you would say the organism's
." but they really haven't been to the intensive care units of the city hospitals, of people who are still dying of the disease. they haven't been in the doctor's offices of the people who are suffering from resistant strains who are now starting to see the end. and they certainly haven't been to the developing countries where the virus is running rampant. in africa, aids is already having an enormous impact. as i said earlier, it's already surpassed malaria as the number one killer. in addition to that it's killing young people, often uryoung pele in wm the county hainvest lot, in terms of education. and so in that respect, it's been very costly. it's also costly socially in ter of leing-- leaving a large number of children without both parents. and all indications are that its impact is going to get worse, maybe a lot worse. it's likely also that it's going to get much worse that it already is in some parts of asia. other sexually transmitted diseases may have taken a backseat to headlines about hiv, but they still take their toll. david bennett: we estimate, you know, 250 million, 300 million
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